Q. Which of the following pair (s) is/are correctly matched?
Missile /Defense system:Origin Country
1. Spike Missile:Israel
2. Tsirkon missile:Russia
3. Maareech torpedo defense system :India
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Russian administration announced on Russian Navy would be equipped with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones.  

  • Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile is designed to be carried on surface ships; it is under final phase of testing. 

Spike Missile: Spike is an Israeli fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile. 

  • It was developed and designed by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. 

Maareech torpedo defense system: It is an Advanced Torpedo Defence System (ATDS) that is capable of being fired from all frontline ships.  

  • It has been designed and developed indigenously by DRDO.  
  • It is capable of detecting, locating and neutralizing incoming torpedoes. 

Source: Indian Express & ForumIAS